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Oct 21, 2017 10:36:55   #
ps802
 
Does anyone know of knitting software that will convert text to a chart?
 
Oct 21, 2017 10:41:15   #
Victor_ (a regular here)
 
Good question, but seems to me it's unlikely.
I also preffer charts, and have dumped some good complicated patterns because don't have a chart, only lines and lines of text.

Would love to know as well!
Oct 21, 2017 11:17:19   #
Rita Gaudiello
 
Actually I would like the opposite. Is there anything that would convert charts to a written pattern?
Oct 21, 2017 11:18:39   #
Sherryc (a regular here)
 
I'm with Rita: I'd like charts converted to a written pattern. I can do it, but it takes me forever and I'm never sure I'd done it right.
Oct 21, 2017 11:23:56   #
eikeat (a regular here)
 
ps802 wrote:
Does anyone know of knitting software that will convert text to a chart?


I would love to know this also. Will watch replies with great interest.
Oct 21, 2017 11:34:16   #
RosieCVD
 
I'm watching too...Thank you.
 
Oct 21, 2017 11:39:03   #
Kim Pracy (a regular here)
 
Me too. Love sooo many Russian patterns with only charts.
Oct 21, 2017 11:39:11   #
Franlsf
 
How about the ability to produce a single pattern (text or chart) when design has multiple patterns of differing row repeats? i.e. a cable pattern of 12 rows, a twist pattern of 26 rows and a third pattern of 20 rows that all are supposed to be knit at the same time.
Oct 21, 2017 11:55:13   #
DesertPurl
 
There is a way to get written instructions by using StitchFiddle but it will take some work on your part. I use StitchFiddle all the time because I hate reading written knitting instructions and put everything into a chart. One of the features of this program is that it will produce written instructions from your chart. So…this is a little backwards, but if you re-create your chart in StitchFiddle, it will give you the written instructions. I have not paid much attention to this feature so can't give you much more info but highly recommend the site. The people who own the program have a group on Ravelry and they are incredibly supportive.
Oct 21, 2017 12:28:25   #
Anita1955
 
ps802 wrote:
Does anyone know of knitting software that will convert text to a chart?

There are a couple of free ones I have used - but as someone else has said - both will take some time on your part. (Both learning curve and fiddling with them.)
One is "Intwined Studios" and the other "KnitBird". I believe the "KnitBird" also has a version you can purchase that has more features. If I remember correctly (it's been a while since I used either of them) you may either type the written instructions into them and a chart is generated, or type the chart into it and the written instructions are generated. Either way, it's rather time consuming, but doable. Oh, my versions are for Macs, but I believe there are PC versions, too.
Oct 21, 2017 13:35:49   #
beaz (a regular here)
 
maybe this:
https://www.stitchfiddle.com/en/chart/new/knitting
 
Oct 21, 2017 23:02:43   #
cherylthompson
 
Sherryc wrote:
I'm with Rita: I'd like charts converted to a written pattern. I can do it, but it takes me forever and I'm never sure I'd done it right.


I agree!
Oct 22, 2017 10:18:32   #
Kim Pracy (a regular here)
 
Thankyou for the link. Much appreciated.
Oct 22, 2017 14:07:55   #
ps802
 
Thank you for all your replies. I have downloaded Intwined studios. Easy converting text to a chart with ,copy and paste. Love it.
 
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